Collection location: Wombat State Forest, Trentham East, Victoria, Australia [Click for map]
A few of these were in the area sitting exposed above the soil, like the habitat picture. On cross sectioning a White latex was noticed. No real smell noted.
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what kind of leaf is behind the sporocarps in photo 1?
that obs. 213150 may be a little more mature. It seems darker and might have had more odor. Odor is important with all hypogeous fungi, since that is how they attract animals (in Australia, mostly marsupials) to dig, eat, and disperse the spores in their feces.
really noticed this feature until you pointed it out. I’ve dug through my old pictures and it seems this feature is common with this species. Not sure if it’s something specific to Australia but seems to be with this one.
I’ve uploaded another observation of this species with micro. http://mushroomobserver.org/213150
looks veined or marbled as well. Interesting observation.
Most of our Zelleromyces don’t appear to have veined or marbled peridiums. Something specific to Australia?